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Strand Life Sciences StrandNGS v3.0

Strand Life Sciences has released version 3.0 of StrandNGS its flagship, next-generation sequencing data analysis and visualization platform. The firm has enhanced accuracy, precision, and speed. The new version also includes a "one shot pipeline execution option," improved RNA-Seq workflow processing speed, and full support for HGVS notation to support variant reporting and information exchange in DNA diagnostics.

The Scan

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.